A few months ago, we reported about ASRock’s SKY OC technology, which gave users with locked Intel processors the ability to overclock their desktop chips. Unfortunately, the company has released a recent BIOS update that completely eliminates the aforementioned technology.
The real reason behind the removal of SKY OC technology is unknown. However, there have been rumours floating around saying that Intel could have something to do with it. Rumour has it that Intel is currently asking companies like ASRock to remove their non-K processors overclocking feature. If so, then it seems that Intel isn’t quite happy with consumers overclocking its locked processors.
That being said, SKY OC will only be removed if one updates their BIOS. According to sources, there are no significant features included with the latest BIOS update, so there is little reason to update anyway. However, it’s worth noting that future motherboards by ASRock, especially those using LGA 1151 sockets, will not have access to SKY OC since they are being shipped with the latest BIOS.
Despite this, ASRock has not released a statement explaining their decision to remove SKY OC. If Intel was the reason behind ASRocks decision, then other motherboard manufacturers may follow suit as well. Intel is said to be releasing a new BIOS update soon, which is rumoured to disable overclocking locked processors for good.